International Strategy for Disaster Reduction
Latin America and the Caribbean   

Newsletter ISDR Inform - Latin America and the Caribbean
Issue: 13/2006- 12/2006 - 11/2005 - 10/2005 - 9/2004 - 8/2003 - 7/2003 - 6/2002 - 5/2002 - 4/2001- 3/2001



Make that change

Manuals for facilitators and Workbook

This manual for facilitators in Community Based Disaster Preparedness (CBDP) is the result of a decade of work of various Caribbean Red Cross Societies and draws on the experience of hundreds of Red Cross has developed world wide with the working that promotes full participation and encourages integrated solutions to the challenges that communities face in becoming better prepared.

The tools, including “step-by-step”, are a product of the VCA methodology that the International Federation of Red Crescent Societies has identified as a crucial element in fulfilling its commitment to improve the lives of vulnerable people. They also incorporate experiences developed by other agencies, such as the work done in the Philippines by the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center.

The manual has been tested through different Red Cross activities including “Think Tank” meetings with the presence of Caribbean Red Cross Societies, joint evaluation of the materials, sharing the work with different Red Cross experts in Disaster Management and so on. It has also taken into account the perspectives and experience of key partners in the region such as the European Community Humanitarian Office (ECHO) which has a long experience of working with us in the strengthening of communities as the Norwegian Red Cross, a key supporter of Red Cross disaster management programming in the Caribbean.

For more information please contact:
Julian Gore-Booth, Coordinator
International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
Sub Regional Office, Port of Spain

1-Community-Based Disaster Preparedness (CBDP)
2-Vulnerability and Capacity Assessment (VCA), o bien, Evaluación de las Capacidades
y la Vulnerabilidad